Watertown, New York

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Population in 2013: 27,823 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.2%
 
Males: 13,854  (49.8%)
Females: 13,969  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  30.3 years
New York median age:  38.2 years

Zip codes: 13601.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,167 (it was $28,429 in 2000)
Watertown:

$38,167
NY:

$57,369

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,389 (it was $16,354 in 2000)

Watertown city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $129,180 (it was $64,100 in 2000)
Watertown:

$129,180
NY:

$277,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $142,562; Detached houses: $149,011; Townhouses or other attached units: $128,632; In 2-unit structures: $119,081; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $38,265; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $36,849; Mobile homes: $53,277

Median gross rent in 2013: $794.

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  • Races in Watertown, NY (2013)

    Watertown races chart
    • 22,01679.3%White alone
    • 2,2768.2%Hispanic
    • 1,5425.6%Black alone
    • 1,1494.1%Two or more races
    • 3951.4%Asian alone
    • 580.2%Other race alone
    • 320.1%American Indian alone
    • 170.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Watertown detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Watertown: 90.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (17.5%), German (11.4%), Italian (9.3%), English (8.4%), French (8.1%), United States (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1816

Elevation: 478 feet

Land area: 8.96 square miles.

Population density: 3,106 people per square mile   (average).

Watertown,NY real estate house value index trend

Watertown, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Watertown:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Watertown city:

  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

1,326 residents are foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 1.0% Europe, 1.0% Asia, 0.8% North America, 0.6% Africa).

This city:

4.8%
New York:

22.3%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 94 registered sex offenders living in Watertown, New York as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Watertown to the number of sex offenders is 48 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,087 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,066 (1.8%)

Watertown satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clay, NY (58.9 miles , pop. 58,805).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (102.2 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (240.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Glen Park, NY (1.7 miles ), Brownville, NY (2.1 miles ), Pamelia Center, NY (2.1 miles ), Pamelia, NY (2.1 miles ), Calcium, NY (2.3 miles ), Rutland, NY (2.4 miles ), Black River, NY (2.5 miles ), Dexter, NY (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $71,100
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $76,200
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $80,800
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $69,200
  • 2006: 105 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 2007: 33 buildings, average cost: $99,100
  • 2008: 56 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2011: 107 buildings, average cost: $129,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.98 N, Longitude: 75.91 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,021 (+28.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,145 (59.6%)

Area code: 315

Watertown household income distribution Watertown home values distribution

Crime rates in Watertown by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 1113312013100
per 100,000 3.73.73.911.211.43.77.50.03.711.03.70.00.0
Rapes 1528261714101312121491212
per 100,000 56.1103.9101.563.453.336.648.643.643.851.333.243.542.6
Robberies 30161919284227201920152016
per 100,000 112.159.374.170.8106.6153.9101.072.669.473.355.372.556.8
Assaults 27284026841258111186816412281
per 100,000 100.9103.9156.196.9319.7458.0303.1403.0314.0297.1235.8442.5287.4
Burglaries 139122200132227292179194217171158269169
per 100,000 519.5452.5780.5491.9863.81,069.9669.8704.3792.3627.1582.1975.7599.7
Thefts 7255847117361,1431,1019181,0351,0689728471,183953
per 100,000 2,709.92,166.22,774.62,742.84,349.64,034.03,434.93,757.43,899.73,564.73,120.44,290.73,382.0
Auto thefts 11121814711167057342311412443
per 100,000 41.144.570.252.2270.2425.0261.9206.9124.184.4420.0449.7152.6
Arson 5N/AN/AN/AN/A814911109N/AN/A
per 100,000 18.7N/AN/AN/AN/A29.352.432.740.236.733.2N/AN/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 244.1241.0301.2251.6400.9427.0336.2339.4333.6324.3285.0404.3286.2

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Watertown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 67 (63 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
New York average:

3.28

Watertown tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -2,956 (-10.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Watertown: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Watertown, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Watertown-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 77.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 114.1 miles away from Watertown center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 285.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 217.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.1 miles away from Watertown center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Watertown topographic map

Birthplace of: Allen Welsh Dulles - CIA Director, Dick Dillin - Artist, Frederick Exley - Novelist, Zina D. H. Young - Activist, Jim Berkman - Lacrosse coach, John M. McHugh - Secretary of the Army and a former Republican politician, Nancy Duffy - Journalist, Reginald Case - Artist, Richard Grieco - Male singer, Robert Lansing - Lawyer.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Watertown: George Taylor.

Hospitals and medical centers in Watertown:

  • HOSPICE OF JEFFERSON COUNTY INC (425 WASHINGTON AVE)
  • JEFFERSON REHAB CENTER, NYSARC, INC (453 GAFFNEY DR)
  • SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 830 WASHINGTON STREET)
  • RENAL CARE OF NORTHERN NEW YORK, LLC (19328 WASHINGTON STREET)
  • JEFFERSON CO PUB HLTH SVS CHHA (531 MEADE STREET)
  • MERCY OF NORTHERN NEW YORK (218 STONE STREET)
  • SAMARITAN KEEP NURSING HOME INC (133 PRATT ST)

Airports and heliports located in Watertown:

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Colleges/Universities in Watertown:

  • Jefferson Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,886; Location: 1220 Coffeen St; Public; Website: www.sunyjefferson.edu)
  • Jefferson Lewis BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (FT enrollment: 102; Location: 20104 State Route 3; Public; Website: www.boces.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Watertown:

  • SUNY College at Oswego (about 49 miles; Oswego, NY; Full-time enrollment: 7,550)
  • St Lawrence University (about 57 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Canton (about 57 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 3,411)
  • Le Moyne College (about 65 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 3,041)
  • Clarkson University (about 66 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 3,472)
  • Syracuse University (about 66 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 20,717)
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (about 67 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 2,044)

Public high schools in Watertown:

Private high schools in Watertown:

  • IMMACULATE HEART CENTRAL JUNIOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 376; Location: 1316 IVES ST; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • FAITH FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 107; Location: 131 MOORE AVE; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Watertown:

Private elementary/middle school in Watertown:

  • IMMACULATE HEART ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 370; Location: 122 WINTHROP ST; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Watertown, School District: WATERTOWN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Libraries in Watertown:

  • ROSWELL P. FLOWER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,078,176; Location: 229 WASHINGTON STREET; 86,358 books; 2,694 audio materials; 3,665 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 6 other licensed databases; 121 print serial subscriptions)
  • EAST HOUNSFIELD FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $22,239; Location: 19438 NYS ROUTE 3; 3,507 books; 5 audio materials; 14 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Private HS in Watertown, NY: Immaculate Heart Central HS - Private, Catholic
  • Private HS in Watertown, NY: Immaculate Heart Central HS - Private, Catholic
  • Brookside Cemetary County Route 165 Watertown

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Notable locations in Watertown: Watertown Golf Club (A), Watertown Water Works (B), City Center Industrial Park (C), Ives Hill Country Club (D), Strand Theatre (E), John T. Henderson Childcare Center (F), The Jules Center (G), Melvil Dewey Library Building (H), James McVean Student Center (I), John Foster Dulles Building (J), Samuel Guthrie Building (K), Robert E. Lansing Building (L), Watertown Power House (M), Saint Patrick's Children's Home (N), Jefferson County Home And Infirmary (O), Jefferson County Children's Home (P), Little Theatre of Watertown (Q), Watertown Fire Station Number 4 (R), Watertown Fire Department North Side Station (S), Niagara-Mohawk Power Corporation Sewalls Island Hydro-Electric Plant (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Watertown Shopping Plaza Shopping Center (1), Northland Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Watertown include: Cornerstone Assembly of God (A), Congregation Degel Israel Synagogue (B), Church of Christ (C), Concordia Lutheran Church (D), Saint Anthony's Roman Catholic Church (E), Thomas African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (F), Lansing Street Free Methodist Church (G), Redeemer Episcopal Church (H), Bethany Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Arsenal Street Cemetery (1), North Watertown Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Kelsey Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Watertown include: Kostyk Field (1), Public Square (2), Adams Recreation Field (3), Thompson Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: New York State Living Museum At Thompson Park (Botanical Gardens; One Thompson Park), Adirondack River Outfitters (Tours & Charters; 140 Newell Street).

Hotels: Allen's Budget Motel (24019 Nys Route 342), Best Western Carriage House In (300 Washington Street), Davidsons Motel (26177 State Route 3), City Line Motel (19226 USRoute 11), Carriage House Restaurant (300 Washngtn), Best Western (300 Washington Street), Econo Lodge Watertown (1030 Arsenal Street), Days Inn (110 Commerce Park Drive).

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 67.3. This is about average.

City:

67.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.1
U.S.:

32.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Watertown and their reported violations in the past:

RAINBOW MOTEL (Address: 24480 NYS ROUTE 12 , Population served: 130, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In SEP-01-2009. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-29-2009), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (DEC-29-2009), St BCA signed (FEB-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
HIGHLAND MEADOWS COUNTRY CLUB (Address: 24201 ROUTE 342 , Population served: 99, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KINGSTAR FOOD ORIENTAL RESTAURANT (Address: 22265 U.S. ROUTE 11 , Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
FAST EDDYS (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KOOL BROOK (Address: 24021 NYS RT 12 , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
REDWOOD MOTOR LODGE (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-10-2008), St BCA signed (MAR-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2008)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Watertown that have no violations reported:

  • RUSTIC GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAPLES MOTEL (THE) (Address: 23550 RT 12 NORTH , Population served: 46, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTHBOUND COMFORT STATION (Address: 317 WASHINGTON STREET , Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.7%
(21.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.3% for Black residents, 30.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.9% for American Indian residents, 20.4% for other race residents, 40.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.5%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.3%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Watertown in 2010:

  • 473 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 177 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 150 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 48 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 37 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Watertown in 2000:

  • 601 people in nursing homes
  • 144 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 138 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 98 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 56 people in religious group quarters
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 23 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped

Watertown, New York environmental map by EPA

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Watertown compared to New York state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Watertown (2011 data):

  • Watertown Savings Bank: State Street Branch, Clinton Street Branch, at 111 Clinton Street, Watertown Branch, Wsb Municipal Bank Branch. Info updated 2010/09/29: Bank assets: $453.9 mil, Deposits: $389.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • KeyBank National Association: Plaza Branch, North Side Branch, Arsenal Street Branch, Watertown Main Branch. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Community Bank, National Association: Watertown - Washington Street Branch at 216 Washington Street, branch established on 1859/01/01; Watertown - Arsenal Street Branch at 1125 Arsenal Street, branch established on 1964/06/13. Info updated 2011/06/13: Bank assets: $6,460.6 mil, Deposits: $4,840.4 mil, headquarters in Canton, NY, positive income, 175 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bank System, Inc.
  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Arsenal Street Branch at 1218 Arsenal Street, branch established on 1966/10/21; Washington Street Branch at 120 Washington Street, branch established on 1910/11/01. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc
  • WSB Municipal Bank: Wsb Municipal Bank at 111 Clinton Street, branch established on 1913/04/24. Info updated 2011/09/08: Bank assets: $36.7 mil, Deposits: $29.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Watertown Financial Center Branch at 21877 Towne Center Drive, branch established on 2009/06/30. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Ny Watertown Branch at 20823 Ny S Rt 3, branch established on 2009/11/11. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Carthage Federal Savings and Loan Association: Watertown Branch at 146 Arsenal St. Ste. 11, branch established on 2003/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $171.1 mil, Deposits: $147.0 mil, headquarters in Carthage, NY, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Watertown, New York:

  • Allen's Budget Motel, 24019 Nys Rt 342, Watertown, NY 13601 , Phone: (315) 782-5319, Fax: (315) 788-7944
  • City Line Motel, 5780 Washington St, Watertown, NY 13607 , Phone: (315) 782-9619
  • Comfort Inn And Suites Watertown, 110 Commerce Park Dr, Watertown, NY 13601 , Phone: (315) 782-2700, Fax: (315) 782-7691
  • Best Western Carriage House Inn & Conference Center, 300 Washington St, Watertown, NY 13601 , Phone: (315) 782-8000, Fax: (315) 786-2097
  • Rainbow Motel, Rd #6 Bradley St, Watertown, NY 13601 , Phone: (315) 788-2830
  • Watertown Econo Lodge, 1030 Arsenal St, Watertown, NY 13601 , Phone: (315) 782-5500, Fax: (315) 788-7608
  • Inn Your Budget, 104 Breen Ave, Watertown, NY 13601 , Phone: (315) 786-6666, Fax: (315) 788-5676
  • Holiday Inn Express Watertown, 1290 Arsenal St, Watertown, NY 13601 , Phone: (315) 779-1234, Fax: (315) 779-1100
  • 5 other hotels and motels
All 13 fire-safe hotels and motels in Watertown, New York

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
New York average:

13.9

Watertown travel time to work - commute Watertown mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Watertown city (based on Jefferson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic21,19423
Mainline Protestant10,12473
Evangelical Protestant4,88843
Other3,1768
Orthodox1401
Black Protestant161
None76,691-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
Jefferson County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Jefferson County:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Jefferson County:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 116
Here:

9.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

28.0%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.1%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 16$75,214$56,4110$0
Other Government Administration 14$62,242$53,3505$5,577
Police Protection - Officers 62$335,751$64,9840$0
Police - Other 4$10,638$31,91415$4,831
Firefighters 83$429,235$62,0580$0
Fire - Other 1$2,805$33,6600$0
Streets and Highways 31$124,400$48,1550$0
Solid Waste Management 9$28,213$37,6170$0
Sewerage 27$97,905$43,5130$0
Parks and Recreation 14$45,597$39,08314$16,888
Housing and Community Development(Local) 30$91,832$36,7330$0
Water Supply 33$135,247$49,1812$3,738
Transit 7$22,536$38,6335$3,826
Local Libraries 11$38,632$42,1444$1,167
Other and Unallocable 11$36,768$40,1110$0
Totals for Government 353$1,537,015$52,25045$36,027

Watertown government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,623,000 ($238.04)
    Local Fire Protection: $933,000 ($33.53)
    Libraries: $926,000 ($33.28)
    General - Other: $606,000 ($21.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $362,000 ($13.01)
    General Public Buildings: $272,000 ($9.78)
    Sewerage: $150,000 ($5.39)
    Water Utilities: $71,000 ($2.55)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $10,596,000 ($380.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,841,000 ($245.88)
    Police Protection: $6,055,000 ($217.63)
    Sewerage: $2,986,000 ($107.32)
    Regular Highways: $2,970,000 ($106.75)
    Water Utilities: $2,840,000 ($102.07)
    Electric Utilities: $2,449,000 ($88.02)
    Financial Administration: $1,423,000 ($51.14)
    Libraries: $1,180,000 ($42.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,019,000 ($36.62)
    Central Staff Services: $987,000 ($35.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $783,000 ($28.14)
    Transit Utilities: $469,000 ($16.86)
    Housing and Community Development: $376,000 ($13.51)
    Air Transportation: $356,000 ($12.80)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $266,000 ($9.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $201,000 ($7.22)
    General Public Buildings: $170,000 ($6.11)
    Health - Other: $85,000 ($3.06)
    Parking Facilities: $34,000 ($1.22)
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000 ($0.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,481,000 ($53.23)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Financial Administration: $55,000 ($1.98)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Transit Utilities: $230,000 ($8.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $36,000 ($1.29)
    General - Other: $18,000 ($0.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($0.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,391,000 ($553.18)

Watertown government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,692,000 ($96.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $592,000 ($21.28)
    All Other: $287,000 ($10.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $221,000 ($7.94)
    Air Transportation: $29,000 ($1.04)
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000 ($0.36)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,188,000 ($78.64)
    Air Transportation: $1,250,000 ($44.93)
    All Other: $483,000 ($17.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $346,000 ($12.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $13,454,000 ($483.56)
    All Other: $1,920,000 ($69.01)
    Highways: $385,000 ($13.84)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,485,000 ($53.37)
    Interest Earnings: $582,000 ($20.92)
    Donations From Private Sources: $431,000 ($15.49)
    Fines and Forfeits: $104,000 ($3.74)
    Sale of Property: $40,000 ($1.44)
    Rents: $28,000 ($1.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,058,000 ($145.85)
    Electric Utilities: $2,449,000 ($88.02)
    Transit Utilities: $93,000 ($3.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,582,000 ($128.74)
    All Other: $1,546,000 ($55.57)
    Highways: $450,000 ($16.17)
  • Tax - Property: $9,333,000 ($335.44)
    Public Utilities Sales: $643,000 ($23.11)
    Other License: $640,000 ($23.00)
    Other Selective Sales: $97,000 ($3.49)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $5,000 ($0.18)
    Amusements License: $4,000 ($0.14)

Watertown government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,646,000 ($1281.17)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,774,000 ($1249.83)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,950,000 ($213.85)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,078,000 ($182.51)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $325,000 ($11.68)
    End of Fiscal Year: $281,000 ($10.10)

Watertown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,653,000 ($59.41)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,879,000 ($391.01)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $338,000 ($12.15)

12.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,728 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.08%
New York average:

5.06%

0.92% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,447 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.92%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lewis County, NY  0.35% ($31,542 average AGI)
from St. Lawrence County, NY  0.33% ($28,681)
from Bell County, TX  0.22% ($34,656)


12.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.31%
New York average:

5.46%

0.78% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,116 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.78%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Lawrence County, NY  0.32% ($29,655 average AGI)
to Lewis County, NY  0.28% ($32,870)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.27% ($43,967)

Strongest AM radio stations in Watertown:

  • WNER (1410 AM; 5 kW; WATERTOWN, NY)
  • WATN (1240 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WTNY (790 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF WATERTOWN, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WSCP (1070 AM; daytime; 3 kW; SANDY CREEK-PULASKI, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WHEN (620 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSYR (570 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Watertown:

  • WRVJ (91.7 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WFRY-FM (97.5 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF WATERTOWN, INC.)
  • WSLJ (88.9 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBDI (106.7 FM; COPENHAGEN, NY; Owner: FORCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WJNY (90.9 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: PUBLIC B/CNG COUNCIL CENTRAL NY, INC)
  • WTOJ (103.1 FM; CARTHAGE, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCIZ-FM (93.3 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF WATERTOWN, INC.)
  • WWJS (90.1 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: LIBERTY COMMUNICATIONS FAMILY B/G)
  • W281AA (104.1 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: CLANCY - MANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOTT (100.7 FM; HENDERSON, NY; Owner: JEFFERSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLLG (99.3 FM; LOWVILLE, NY; Owner: THE FLACK BROADCASTING GROUP L.L.C.)
  • W211AR (90.1 FM; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMHI (94.7 FM; CAPE VINCENT, NY; Owner: MARS HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY INC)
  • WSCP-FM (101.7 FM; PULASKI, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WBDR (102.7 FM; CAPE VINCENT, NY; Owner: BORDER INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING, I)

TV broadcast stations around Watertown:

  • WWNY-TV (Channel 7; CARTHAGE, NY; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWTI (Channel 50; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WNYF-CA (Channel 25; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPBS-TV (Channel 16; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY EDUCATIONAL TV COUNCIL, INC)
  • WBQZ-LP (Channel 34; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: ANTHONY DiMARCANTONIO)
  • WLOT-LP (Channel 66; WATERTOWN, NY; Owner: R. ANTHONY DiMARCANTONIO)
  • WSPX-TV (Channel 56; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: PAXSON SYRACUSE LICENSE, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Watertown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 67m220ftTotal length
  • $39,048,000Total costs
  • 85,840Total average daily traffic
  • 5,977Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Watertown, NY
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Watertown)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 88 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Watertown, NY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 164 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Watertown)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Watertown)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 189
  • Hazardous Condition: 464
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Watertown

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Watertown, NY
Most common first names in Watertown, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary41180.4 years
John36073.6 years
William30075.1 years
Robert25470.1 years
Charles22174.4 years
George21777.1 years
Margaret21680.1 years
James18674.0 years
Helen17679.5 years
Joseph17473.7 years
Most common last names in Watertown, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16376.8 years
Brown8976.6 years
Johnson6978.6 years
Jones6473.4 years
Williams6079.5 years
Davis5278.5 years
Miller4977.8 years
Martin4679.8 years
White4176.5 years
Clark3979.9 years
Businesses in Watertown, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy2
AT&T4Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza2
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets8
American Eagle Outfitters2Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike9
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Old Navy1
Best Western1Pac Sun1
Blockbuster1Panera Bread1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Payless2
Burlington Coat Factory1Penske1
Carson Pirie Scott1Pier 1 Imports1
Charlotte Russe1Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1RadioShack2
Comfort Inn1Ramada1
Cracker Barrel1Raymour & Flanigan1
Curves1Red Lobster1
Deb1Rite Aid2
Dennys1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DressBarn1Sam's Club1
Dressbarn1Sears3
Dunkin Donuts3Spencer Gifts1
Econo Lodge1Sprint Nextel1
Famous Footwear1Staples1
Fashion Bug1Starbucks2
FedEx8Subaru1
Foot Locker1Subway9
Ford1T-Mobile3
GNC2T.G.I. Driday's1
GameStop2T.J.Maxx1
Gap1Taco Bell2
H&R Block2Target1
Hilton2Toyota1
Holiday Inn1Toys"R"Us1
Hollister Co.1True Value1
Home Depot1U-Haul4
Hot Topic1UPS15
Hyundai1Vans3
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless4
Jones New York1Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Volkswagen1
Justice1Walgreens2
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's2
Kohl's1YMCA1
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